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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Kristopher Tapp |

ISBN: | 9781461402985 1461402980 9781461402992 1461402999 |

OCLC Number: | 775663787 |

Description: | xiv, 215 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm |

Contents: | Introduction to symmetry -- The algebra of symmetry -- Isomorphism -- The classification theorems -- Subgroups and product groups -- Permutations -- Symmetries of solid objects -- The five Platonic solids -- Symmetry and optimization -- What is a number? -- Cantor's infinity -- Euclidean space -- Symmetry and matrices. |

Responsibility: | Kristopher Tapp. |

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From the reviews:"The author starts with a very concrete introduction to symmetry in the plane, using rigid motions for a definition. ... The book can serve very well as an introduction to algebraic combinatorics for math students and also for many interested students of other fields, specially Computer Science and natural sciences." (Ulrich Knaner, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1233, 2012)"In this book Tapp uses a large number of high-quality colored images to illustrate various properties derived from symmetry as well as to introduce students to the supporting mathematics ... . a vital resource for teachers of children as they try to get young minds interested in learning mathematics. ... an excellent text for math courses for non-math majors, as it will teach them math without seeming to do so. Artists, in particular, will find a great deal that they can apply in their work." (Charles Ashbacher, The Mathematical Association of America, February, 2012)"This textbook provides a great journey to the wonderful world of symmetry and shows how to understand and study it. ... The textbook is suitable for both mathematics and non-mathematics majors, as only high school algebra is needed to understand the material. All necessary definitions and notations are provided and highlighted, so it is not difficult to find them if needed. ... this textbook can also be beneficial for graduate students and undergraduates who take upper-level classes in mathematics." (Natali Hritonenko, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013) Read more...

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